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AFC Cup Dates for ATK Mohun Bagan and Play-Off Date for Bengaluru FC Revealed

Arjun Singh Devgan
Bengaluru FC are currently in the AFC Cup play-off tie
Bengaluru FC are currently in the AFC Cup play-off tie / MANJUNATH KIRAN/Getty Images
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The Asian Football Cup (AFC) dates for the Indian Super League (ISL) sides, ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC were announced recently, with the two Indian sides set to face-off against some of the best teams in Asia.

The Mariners, under Antonio Lopez Habas, will feature in Group D (South Zone), while the Blues, under new head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli, line up against Maldivian side Club Eagles for a place in the same group.

Bengaluru FC will play their play-off tie on August 15. The Group D-South Zone action, meanwhile, will take place on three matchdays (August 18, 21 and 24).  The play-off as well as the group matches will be played in Maldives. 

“India's Bengaluru FC, the 2016 AFC Cup runners-up, will take on Maldives’ Club Eagles on August 15 in the playoff match, with the winners joining India’s ATK Mohun Bagan FC, Maziya Sports & Recreation from Maldives, and 2020-21 Bangladesh Federation Cup winners Bashundhara Kings in Group D," a statement on AFC's official website read.

“The AFC Cup (South) Group D matches will be held across three match days on August 18, 21 and 24, with the eventual group leaders advancing to the single-leg Inter Zone Semi-final."

The above AFC games were originally scheduled to take place in May of 2021 at Male, Maldives but had to be postponed due to the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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